PAINTED SILK Top MAPLE LEAVES yellow gold red beige black poncho style
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MAPLE LEAF painted silk poncho top is made by Lynne Kiel. The artwork is drawn by hand on a pure satin silk charmeuse , framed with sheer black silk side panels. With open sides this top wears like a poncho.
DESIGNED & HANDMADE by Lynne Kiel
CARE the painted silk is completely colorfast. Dry clean recommended.
Finished width edge to edge 43.5"/ 110 cm (open sides poncho style)
Finished length shoulder to hem 28" / 71 cm
DELIVERY complimentary ground shipping in Canada and USA. All parcels are insured and tracked
GIFTING your purchase is packaged in a white gift box with decorative tissue . Care instructions included
THE STORY BEHIND
The maple leaf is the national symbol in Canada, and it can be found in its flag and coins. In English-speaking countries, this tree was believed to repel demons and evil spirits. It was customary to have a piece of a maple tree in the main door. It is an important tree in the Celtic mythology. It was a tree consecrated to Dana, the Celtic goddess of fertility.It is also known as the tree of the tolerance.In China, maple is associated with honor, and its leaves are a motif in Japanese ukiyo-e paintings representing love and autumn.
THE ARTISTIC PROCESS
Each top is individually hand drawn using a black gutta resist on natural white pure silk satin charmeuse.
WITH SILK DYES and paintbrushes the color is applied and blended creating one of a kind combinations
WHEN DRY the painted silk is steam set, permanently fixing the dye color , then the silk is hand washed and ironed
THE FINISHED painted silk is then made into a One Of A Kind piece of wearable art. Each piece is hand cut and hand made by Lynne Kiel which can result in slight variations
THESE ART PIECES take time and each are unique in their own way. I have made my best effort to show proper coloring of the silk and artwork in all my photos.
CUSTOM ORDERS for variations on length , width, artistic design and color contact me and share your ideas . l love making one of a kind special orders just for you
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